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The text below describes the computing environment in the department and is intended for inclusion in grant applications, etc.

The Duke Department of Statistical Science maintains and supports a modern high-performance networked computing environment including sixty-five workstations running Scientific Linux 6.1 or CentOS 5.3 on a multi-terabyte shared network file system with nightly (or more frequent) backups to support the research and educational mission of its faculty and graduate students. A full-time system adminstrator and systems programmer is available to support the Investigators' needs. The Duke Department of Statistical Science offers the Investigators access to a modest-sized multiprocessor cluster.

The Duke Scalable Computing Support Center (SCSC) offers service and support for high-performance computing needs of University researchers using both local and remote hardware and software. The SCSC works with the Duke Office of Information Technology to manage and maintain the Duke Shared Cluster Resource (DSCR), a high-performance Linux cluster with more than 700 machines and 3000 CPU-cores.

Further information about the SCSC is available on the SCSC Grant Documents web page.